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2 dead, 1 injured in Texas A&M University-Commerce shooting

Aerial shot of Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. (Fkbowen/Wikimedia Commons)
February 03, 2020

A shooting at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday left two people dead and at least one injured.

“A&M-Commerce UPD is actively investigating three gunshot victims in Pride Rock Residence Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus. There have been two confirmed deaths. The third victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the university posted on its Facebook page at 1:03 p.m. CST.

The injured person was taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

The university lifted its lockdown at 1:55 p.m. but said the Pride Rock dorms and surrounding areas remained locked down while law enforcement conduct their investigation.

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News helicopter footage showed law enforcement in the area and cordoned off locations. Some students were seen moving freely in the student housing areas.

The university first reported an “active criminal investigation” and declared a lockdown at 11:47 a.m. CST.

An update nearly an hour later confirmed the lockdown was still in place.

Commerce, Texas is located approximately 70 miles northeast of Dallas.

The university canceled all classes for the day. All local schools remained on lockdown until the university gave the all-clear.

The shooting took place just three months after a mass shooting involving Texas A&M-Commerce students just off campus. That shooting occurred during a college homecoming party and left two dead and 12 injured, CBS News reported at the time.